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Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:15 pm 
 

It's too bad that woody has been riveted.  I was toying with idea of picking it up for spare pages.  Now I think I'll have a scotch ale and watch this one.  It is to weep.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:06 am 
 

A scotch ale? Is that beer or booze? I actually made a scotch on the rocks around 6:30 PM EST but I zonked out on the couch before I even started it.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 5:28 am 
 

The big brewery in Scotland is McEwans - but they tend to refer to their beers more colloquially: e.g. "a pint of heavy" or "a pint of 80/-" (the /- mark is 'shilling')

a little bit of googling digs this up:

h2g2 - A Guide to Scottish Beer

...which is pretty much true to my experience when I lived there (was a student at Stirling Uni).


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 5:57 am 
 

I hate drinking Scotch, considering that I'm basically paying the Kennedy family every time I do. But it is so damn good.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:25 am 
 

red_bus wrote:UK auction OCE.  19 hours to go. £7.99

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MEWA:IT

bit rusty, but "cheap as chips" as my neighbour would say.


well thats £7.99 didnt last long :D

i logged in to look at it and it had shot up to £31 :D

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:02 am 
 

tfm wrote:It's too bad that woody has been riveted.  I was toying with idea of picking it up for spare pages.  Now I think I'll have a scotch ale and watch this one.  It is to weep.


I'm starting to think this might make a fun project.  Maybe I'll give it a go after all.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:15 am 
 

3 Volume-set books (no box) with assorted print supplements $US1.25 with 3 days 14 hours to go (US only).

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:30 am 
 

McEwans Scotch Ale is wonderful.  It has the consistency of a stout like Guinness or Murphy's (I like this one better), but the bitterness is toned down. It doesn't have anything to do with scotch.  However, a good single-malt scotch is one of life's little pleasures.  Glenlivet is nice, but I like Glenmorangie and Strathisla, and for the special moments I'll have Laphroaig--it tastes like Scotland, or at least the Scotland I dream of.  Please don't ever think that blended scotches a person usually gets in the states is what scotch tastes like.  That shit is bona fide paint thinner.  But that doesn't mean America is devoid of quality liquor.  A nice single-barrel Kentucky bourbon is also a delight.  I recommend Basil Hayden's or Evan Williams, and if you want something really nice, try Elijah Craig.

Of course, the funny thing about all this is that I hardly drink at all, maybe one or two in a month, when the mood catches me.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:45 am 
 

For me, there's only one whisky:  The Balvenie.

I used to drink Laphroaig, but suddenly it started smelling too much like carbolic acid.  Now, every time I drink it I feel like I'm in an 18th-century operating room.

My favorite gin also happens to be from Scotland:  Hendricks.  Wonderful.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:01 am 
 

Laphroaig. That's the sound I make when I drink too MUCH Scotch. Accompanied, of course, by noxious fluids as I pray to the Porcelain God.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:33 am 
 

Balvenie 15 is nice.  I've got it right here.  How you tried Longmorn, Glenkeith, or Cardhu?  Not bad either.  Perhaps we should have a tasting.  When I had my first Laphroaig I fell in love with the heavy taste of peat.  Are there any others like that?  I haven't had a Laphroaig in a while--a person doesn't go through bottles much when drinking only a few drinks in a year.  I hope they didn't change it.

"La-Frog?"  That's funny.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:47 am 
 

Yes, Longmorn is a good one, but I haven't tried the others.  How about Dalwhinnie?  You'd probably like that one, too.

For me, it goes in cycles.  Some winters I can go through a lot of whisky, but I hardly touch the stuff in summer.  Then, it's gin time.   :D

  


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:24 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:For me, there's only one whisky:  The Balvenie.

I used to drink Laphroaig, but suddenly it started smelling too much like carbolic acid.  Now, every time I drink it I feel like I'm in an 18th-century operating room.

My favorite gin also happens to be from Scotland:  Hendricks.  Wonderful.


Laphroaig is simply THE whisky. Oban and Lagavulin follow quite swiftly, though.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:34 pm 
 

guerret wrote:Laphroaig is simply THE whisky. Oban and Lagavulin follow quite swiftly, though.

If you like these, try Caol Ila.  Beautiful.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:13 pm 
 

Eversince I spent a summer in Scotland back in '91, I've been very partial to the sherry scotches over the pets.  The only blendeds I can stand now are gold/blue label or famous grouse.

I would love to help with a tasting.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:46 pm 
 

AdderMcOne wrote:3 Volume-set books (no box) with assorted print supplements $US1.25 with 3 days 14 hours to go (US only).

Original Dungeons and Dragons | eBay


   What is that white page with the brown scroll on it?   :?

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:59 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:
AdderMcOne wrote:3 Volume-set books (no box) with assorted print supplements $US1.25 with 3 days 14 hours to go (US only).

Original Dungeons and Dragons | eBay


   What is that white page with the brown scroll on it?   :?

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You mean the spellcaster's bible?

  

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:06 pm 
 

tfm wrote:"La-Frog?"  That's funny.

Cheers, but I'd prefer a "la-froyg" :)
*tries to think what else would be readily available at a decent price/quality ratio in the US*. Have you tried Talisker to go with that list?

tfm wrote:A nice single-barrel Kentucky bourbon is also a delight

Got a bottle of this lying around. Does that count?

tfm wrote:Of course, the funny thing about all this is that I hardly drink at all, maybe one or two in a month, when the mood catches me.

Hmm... can't really afford to drink the bottles-of-choice, here (not whisky). Pretty much down to the "last one" of all the specials and they're now considered to be "investments" rather than something to drink and enjoy :(

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Where was I... :roll:

Listing pic (the first of those shown) on this auction is kinda boring. However, scroll down...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8772894697
G1, G2, G3, D1, D3, S2 all appear to be original shrink and pretty good condition (?)
$24.99 start with >6 days to go

[ed.] oh, A1 is, too? Just rather tighter than the others.

  
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